Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony Bay County Chamber of Commerce

The Bay County Chamber of Commerce will host the 2008 Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony on January 30, 2009 at the Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort. This event is held to honor the outgoing Chairman Andy Phillips and incoming Chairman, Sean McNeil. The Lauren Merriam Award, which is the highest recognition given by the Chamber for community service in our area, the Economic Development Alliance (EDA) Distinguished Service Award, Member of the Year Award and Small Business of the Year Award will be presented at the dinner.

Lauren Merriam explanation . . .
The Lauren Merriam Memorial Award is presented annually by the Bay County Chamber of Commerce to a member of the
Bay County business community who best exemplifies the characteristics embodied by Lauren Merriam, a Past President of
the Chamber in 1959 and the original Chairman of the Chamber’s First Friday Club.

Chief among those characteristics are commitment to the community’s well being, as exemplified by involvement in civic,
charitable and/or endeavors contributing to the betterment of Bay County and the benefit of its citizens -- and the ability not
to take oneself, or one’s peers, too seriously. Lauren did a lot for our community and in the process he enjoyed himself.

The Bay County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Friday, January 30, 2009
Reception begins at 6:00 P.M.
Program begins at 6: 45 P.M.

Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort

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